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Since 1994, the Victoria B.C. based website team has helped connect our readers with better brewing techniques - whether it's espresso, drip coffee, great cappuccinos and lattes and more.

In our 28 years keeping this website in order (and up to date) we have answered thousands of questions from our readers - don't be shy. Send us a note - even to say Hi!

We review all the machines, all the brewers and all the grinders and talk a lot about technique. is a non-commercial resource - we accept virtually no money from any manufacturers. All of our reviews are free of bias - no junk content - no click bait - No B.S.!

Note: There is nothing for sale on this website. Please don't e-mail us asking about what we have for sale -- because this is a resource site only!

If there is something missing or something you cannot find here - by all means send me a note - replies are generally within 24 hours guaranteed!

Colin Newell, creator and editor of the CoffeeCrew website would be happy to chat about the subject of coffee culture and trends in the industry in North America and the World. 
Nationwide and globally, the coffeecrew team are considered seasoned industry experts on the subject of coffee culture.

If you are a newspaper, radio or TV station or town crier looking for a light hearted and topical talking-head (on the subject of cafe culture) Colin might be the person you are looking for.

Colin’s work has been featured in the Globe & Mail, CTV News World Express, The National Post, on CBC Radio, the Women’s Network (WTN) “The Shopping Bags”, CBC-TV’s “Steven and Chris” Show, dozens of Canadian and American newspapers, on CNN-online and CBS TV’s award winning TV show: CSI Las Vegas.

Keep us in mind for your next coffee themed media feature or coffee-skill challenging question!

Listen to some of our recent interviews! 

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